ESPN acquires rights to 35th America’s Cup
Published on August 20th, 2015
(August 20, 2015) – ESPN has acquired the exclusive multiplatform rights to the 35th America’s Cup in more than 40 territories, including Mexico, Central America and South America, and non-exclusive rights in the Caribbean.
Under the agreement, ESPN International will air live racing and highlights of all events in the 35th America’s Cup, including the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in 2015 and 2016; the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers and Challenger Playoffs; the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup; and the America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton from Bermuda in May and June 2017.
Viewers in the ESPN territories will be able to watch live and highlight programming of the America’s Cup on a variety of platforms, including television, broadband and mobile. ESPN will air the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Gothenburg, Sweden, with racing on August 29-30, 2015.
The ESPN agreement does not include Canada, and NBC Sports has secured the broadcast rights to the United States. Additional information on what is available in each country here.